LINGUIST List 9.1544

Wed Nov 4 1998

Qs: Representation, Diglossia, Verbal Complement

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  1. Bahar Otcu, Representation
  2. Johnny Thomsen, Diglossia
  3. Hiroshi YAMAOKA, English Verbal Complement

Message 1: Representation

Date: Tue, 3 Nov 1998 12:57:43 GMT+0200
From: Bahar Otcu <baharotutor.fedu.metu.edu.tr>
Subject: Representation


Dear colleagues,

I am a graduate student studying linguistics. I have been looking for
some information about the concept of "representation" in the
framework of grammar theory. Does anyone want to share their ideas on
"representation" especially in terms of Chomskian linguistics? I would
be very glad if you could contact me at my personal e-mail address:
baharotutor.fedu.metu.edu.tr. Thank you in advance.

Res. Asst. Bahar Otcu 
Middle East Technical University
Ankara, Turkey
	
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Message 2: Diglossia

Date: Wed, 4 Nov 1998 11:20:33 -0000
From: Johnny Thomsen <johnnyfaroe-ship.fo>
Subject: Diglossia


I am writing a paper on diglossia, or more precisely, intralingual
diglossia, i.e. the opposition between two forms of the same language,
a puristic and rather archaising H and a non-puristic L, open to
foreign influence. The excellent bibliography of Mauro Fernandez
gives a good coverage of books and articles until 1990. Does anybody
know of any relevant books and articles after 1990? You can answer
directly on my e-mail: johnnyfaroe-ship.fo

Best regards,
Johnny Thomsen
undir Heygnum 3
FO-Torshavn
Faroe Islands
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Message 3: English Verbal Complement

Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 20:18:43 +0900
From: Hiroshi YAMAOKA <hiroshiysainet.or.jp>
Subject: English Verbal Complement

I am now studying the use of "come" and "go" in verbal complement. I
would like to know which you use in the following bracket, "came" or
"went" In some cases, both will be possible. At that time, I would
like to know which is better or if both are equally possible. 
The theoretical background is as follows: If the verb of a main clause is
a reporting verb such as "say", the speaker cannot look at the
complement clause from his viewpoint. On the other hand, if the verb
of a main clause is a factive verb such as "regret" and "forget", the
speaker can look at the complement clause from his viewpoint, since
the complement clause is regarded as a fact for both the subject of
the main sentence and the speaker.

John said that Mrs. Jones ( ) to his party.
John told Mary that I ( ) to his party.
John thinks that Mrs. Jones ( ) to his party last Thursday.
John thinks that I ( ) to his party last Thursday. 
John knows that Mrs. Jones ( ) to his party yesterday.
John knows that I ( ) to his party yesterday.
John regrets/forgets/cares/is surprised that Mrs. Jones ( ) to his
party.
John regrets/forgets/cares/is surprised that I ( ) to his party.

If you have any idea about my theory, please reply to me;
yamaoka-hsano-c.ac.jp.
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